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McCloskey: Breidis Prescott's Power Faded Before Six

Paul McCloskey produced a strong comeback to beat Breidis Prescott on a unanimous points decision in the WBA light-welterweight title eliminator. Prescott dominated the early rounds in Belfast but Dungiven fighter McCloskey seized control as the Colombian tired. Two judges scored the fight 114-113 with the other going for 115-113.

Prescott, who knocked out Amir Khan inside one minute in 2008, had McCloskey taking a count in the first round for a knockdown although it appeared to be a push. McCloskey shuddered after taking a strong right in the sixth round but by now Prescott was beginning to tire.

"I'm happy with the way I won that fight," said McCloskey, who suffered a points defeat on cuts by Khan in a world title challenge in April. "I started off terrible - he was outjabbing me in the first couple of rounds and I just had to find a way around it.

"Early on he hit hard but from the fourth or fifth round the power seemed to dip and I felt that. "I'm a skilful fighter but I've got a big heart and I dug deep against world class opposition."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Forza on 09-11-2011

There needs to be a rematch it was clearly a draw

Comment by daggum on 09-11-2011

if it faded after the 6th why were you hurt by a counter hook in the 12th and even after the bell rang wobbled into the ropes trying to find your way to the corner?

Comment by Hassan93k on 09-11-2011

It was very clear that prescott was tiring around the 6th. After all thats what we expect from a bum

Comment by Steward on 09-11-2011

Yummmm. Doesn't he mean the judge's perception to proper score fights faded when it was agreed the fight would take place in his home country? A decade of adoring this sport and I see stuff like this still happens. This…

Comment by flint on 09-11-2011

amir khan is the happiest man alive right now

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